OGA Volunteer of the Year | Oregon Golf Association

Each year the Oregon Golf Association honors the OGA Volunteer of the Year during Volunteer Appreciation Day.  

The 2017 award went to Bob Proctor for his work in Championships, Oregon Junior Golf and Course Rating. Bob has been an OGA Volunteer since 2014 and has taken the Volunteer Coordinator position on at most of the Championships he works. Bob is very organized and even prints off maps of the courses prior to the event to show where every volunteer will be working.

He has taken the Volunteer Coordinator position to a new level and assists in any project or task that needs to be done. Bob has been instrumental in helping to fix radio equipment and program radios in the office. He has also taken on re-writing an entire program for printing Slope Charts for Course Rating. This has included countless hours of data entry and programming in addition to the hours spent with the Course Rating Team.

Three Volunteer of the Year honorees were awarded to Steve Carr, Bob Hosack and Tony Orlandini.

Steve Carr was honored as the Oregon Junior Golf Honoree. Steve spends his summers travelling with Oregon Junior Golf and is known for his starting duties. Once Steve is done starting, he changes into his TAG Team apparel and helps out where ever is needed. This season, Steve travelled down to Bandon Dunes to help with the Oregon Junior Amateur. Monday evening, the tournament shifts from Stroke Play Qualifying to putting the field into Match Play Brackets. All was going well Monday evening with all the brackets designed and just needing to print them. When the OJG team went to print, the printer decided it was not going to cooperate. Steve took on the challenge of trying to download the necessary files for it to connect to a computer to print the Match Play Brackets. Nearly two hours of trying different ideas, Steve was able to fix the printer just before midnight for the brackets to be printed for the next day.

Bob Hosack works with Championships and Oregon Junior Golf as a Rules Official and was honored as the Championships Honoree. Bob started volunteering with the OGA in 2013 and worked his way into a Rules Official role. He is willing to travel wherever we need additional Rules help and even went to Bandon Dunes to help with the Oregon Junior Amateur this year. Bob has continued to grow as a Rules Official and was put into some tough situations this season in the scoring tent. With his calm demeanor, he was able to explain the Rules to the players and get them to sign their score card after the explanation. 

Tony Orlandini was honored as the Course Rating Volunteer of the Year honoree. Tony joined the Course Rating team in 2013 and has since become a competent and supportive Team Leader. He always adds insightful comments and asks critical questions. His calm and gentle method of sharing information with other raters, both new and experienced, is appreciated by all.

The Oregon Golf Association would not be able to conduct Championships, USGA Qualifiers and rate courses without the dedication of our volunteers. A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for all the time they donate to amateur golf in Oregon and SW Washington!

** The award is named after Bill Worden.

Bill Worden OGA Volunteer of the Year Award
Year Volunteer of the Year Honoree Honoree Honoree Honoree Honoree
2017 Bob Proctor Steve Carr Bob Hosack Tony Orlandini    
2016 Bobbi Breslin John Brown Dave Scharringhausen Steve Hagen    
2015 Shanda Imlay Cliff Shahbaz Bob Proctor Harry Mejdell    
2014 Fran Fuller Helen "Rusty" Beckel Andy McNiece Dave Siegel    
2013 Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly Rick Parker Jack Evans Forrest McCreadie Linda McCreadie  
2012 Bill King Steve Hagen Mike Mahaffey Kim Wenger    
2011 Peter Pittock Shawn Hoffman Bill Henke Jeanne Biggerstaff    
2010 Louise Labsch Phil Fribley Roger Mink Tom Garrow    
2009 Owen Osborne Gene Chambers Gail Phillips Jesse Castillo    
2008 Linda and Forrest McCreadie Terry McEvilly Pete Scholz Peter Pittock Jerry Low  
2007 Teri Melnichuk Deb Bartel Owen Osborne Mark Reed    
2006 Harry Mejdell Laddie Farish Rob Hill Steve Lee    
2005 Dorothy Bacon John Brown Mary Harrington Warwick Smith    
2004 Everett Reynolds Teri Melnichuk Steve Melnichuk Bill Worden Molly Edmunds  
2003 Jerry Low Dorothy Bacon Cal Collins Margaret Maves    
2002 Ray Carder Reed Clarke Vicki Craig Bobbi Breslin    
2001 Jane Ball Bill King Mandy Rasmussen Mary Lou Thun Tim Johnson  
2000 Dave Siegel Sally Lewis Gene Teel Gerry Scovil Mike Rashko  
1999 Cliff Shahbaz Robin Hill Forrest McCreadie Linda McCreadie Lyle Schultz  
1998 Steve Hagen Phil Fribley Tom Gaffney Dona Holmes Ev Reynolds  
1997 Don Fearing Terry Allen Joanne Kowitz Ted Ochsner Alice Reynolds  
1996 Pat Domogalla Jane Ball Ray Carder Bud Duval Peter Pittock Fred Wilson
1995 John Balmat Donna Bodtker Gen. J.W. Johnston Alene Powell John Vanderborght  
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